Amir Johnson Keeps Rolling With His Fans

Amir Johnson once again hosted some of his biggest fans to the ultimate night of appreciation with his annual I Roll With Amir event on Wednesday.

This was the third straight year the fan favourite forward has hosted the event, with this year’s edition being the biggest yet. A whopping 100 fans were chosen as winners from a series of contests via Johnson’s popular social media presence on Twitter and Facebook, not to mention his personal website (www.amirjohnson.com).

Winners were not only invited to come to Air Canada Centre to see the ...

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Big Third Quarter Powers Raptors Past Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (CP) — Rudy Gay and the Toronto Raptors are out of the playoff picture and have just 10 games left before their season ends. That doesn’t mean they’re going to go quietly.

Gay scored 19 of his 21 points during a dominant third quarter and the Raptors ended a five-game skid with a 99-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Toronto led 46-45 at the break and took control by outscoring the Pistons 23-5 in the first eight minutes of the third period.

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Full Practice For Rudy Gay On Tuesday

A return to the lineup for Raptors forward Rudy Gay against the Hawks at ACC on Wednesday, isn’t assured, but seems a lot more probable after the forward was a full participant at Tuesday’s practice.

Gay, who has missed three of his last 11 games due to back soreness, will be evaluated on Wednesday and according to head coach Dwane Casey “hopefully he’s ready to go and can contribute.”

Watch more from Tuesday’s practice, with Amir Johnson and Terrence Ross on lessons learned as his rookie season winds down.

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Johnson Is Raptors’ Perpetual Motion Machine

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They don’t quite know the details but Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan insist they are family.

“We haven’t put it out there before but we are definitely related,” DeRozan was saying this week.

“It’s true,” said Johnson. “Cousins. By marriage.”

The particulars of the connection are a little hazy. Neither DeRozan or Johnson are quite clear as to who married whose whomever but both men are enthusiastic about the idea and keen to get confirmation from family elders soon.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Heat

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bobcats 78, Raptors 92

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Raptors Hang On To Beat Cavaliers At ACC

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors had every reason to blow Sunday’s game.

Short-handed and tired after travelling through the night following Friday’s crushing loss in Los Angeles, coach Dwane Casey told his team at halftime he wouldn’t accept any excuses.

The Raptors listened, with Amir Johnson leading the way with 17 points and a career-tying 16 rebounds, to rally from a 17-point deficit to top the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-96

“It was like day and night, and I expected it just because of the schedule,” Casey said of the Raptors’ horrible first ...

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Pre-Game With Amir Johnson

Amir Johnson sits down with me prior to Raptors vs. Cavaliers at ACC (7PM, SNET1, FAN590).

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Raptors Can’t Hold Off Bryant, Lakers In OT

LOS ANGELES (CP) — Kobe Bryant’s steely determination never wavers. It’s his 34-year-old body he sometimes wonders about.

He skipped pre-game shootaround because his shoulders were tight, and he was feeling weary in overtime.

But Bryant found enough energy to hit the tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds to play in regulation, then dunked for the go-ahead basket with 10 seconds left in the extra session, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 118-116 on Friday night for their second straight come-from-behind win.

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Game Winner From Gay Lifts Raptors Over Pacers In OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Rudy Gay is making a difference in Toronto, and the Raptors couldn’t be happier with their newest player.

Gay rediscovered his shooting touch in time to score 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday night. He hit a 17-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left in the extra period to send the Raptors past the Indiana Pacers 100-98.

“He definitely gives our team a lift. He’s a closer, you know?” forward Amir Johnson said. “That’s something we’ve been missing.”

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Amir Johnson: You Shall Know His Virality…

This corner and Raptors fans everywhere know just what an incredible online presence Amir Johnson has. From the Zombie Walk, to Nuit Blanche to I Roll With Amir, there seems to be no end to the friendly forward’s desire to enjoy everything Toronto has to offer.

On Monday, that included heading back to the office but as a fan in the house to see the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Carolina Hurricanes….

The league has taken notice as well. In a recent episode of NBA TV’s “The Jump”, Lang Whitaker caught up ...

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